Why You Should See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

Many mothers-to-be experience aches and pains during pregnancy. While this is certainly common, it is not normal and it can indicate a pre-existing condition which becomes exacerbated with the additional stress of pregnancy. As a mother myself, I always point out that during pregnancy we have enough to worry about without adding pain and other secondary conditions to the list. Because there are no known contraindications to chiropractic care during pregnancy, not only is it safe, but it is highly encouraged when expecting! Obviously when a woman is pregnant, there are many changes that are taking place such as postural changes, protruding abdomen and increased back curve, and pelvic changes, just to name a few.
Chiropractic care can help ensure that proper alignment and balance is achieved throughout pregnancy. This not only helps with symptomatic relief of back aches and pains, but also ensure that the baby is in the best possible position for delivery.
Other potential benefits include: maintaining a healthy pregnancy, controlling pregnancy symptoms, reducing labor and delivery time and reducing the need for interventions, such as cesarean delivery. What About Chiropractic Care and Breech Presentations? After our own daughter was born in the breech position, I felt obligated to ensure that soon-to-be mom’s had the best possible outcomes. That is why my husband and I became Webster Certified chiropractors. Dr. Larry Webster created a technique which enable chiropractors to provide balance to the woman’s sacrum which takes pressure off supporting ligaments, as well as her uterus. According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) the Webster Technique has been shown to be 82% effective rate at turning babies into the vertex position. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association encourages chiropractic care for all mothers, as it ensures proper pelvic alignment and the best chance for proper positioning of the baby!

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